The Role of Fire in the Redwood Region

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The resistance of redwood to fire has developed a deeply rooted apathy toward fire protection in the region of its growth. The heavy stands obscure the actual damage done by fire but its extent is great and far reaching in its effects. Already the remaining virgin areas and the cut-over lands have been irreparably injured. The article here presented is probably the first that makes fires in the redwoods a major issue.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Associate Professor of Forestry, University of California

Publication date: October 1, 1931

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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